GRPD looking for purse snatching suspect

Posted at 6:14 PM, Jul 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-12 18:14:20-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Police in Grand Rapids are asking for help in identifying a suspect involved with a purse snatching last week.

Police say an employee of the JW Marriot was assaulted and robbed the morning of Friday, July 8 in the parking ramp at 235 Louis St NW. Her purse was stolen.

GRPD describe the suspect as a black male in his late teens to early 20’s, standing around 6 feet tall with a thin build. He was last seen wearing black basketball shoes, tan cargo shorts, and a black shirt with logos on the front and back.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Grand Rapids Police at 616.456.3816 or anonymously through Silent Observer at 616.774.2345 or